Back in the 90's, I was too cool to be a fan of Save Ferris. Looking back, I was apparently wrong as they were one of the more fun third wave ska bands, which is saying quite a bit. The band is back with their first original song in six years, and it's a holiday song! "Xmas Blue" might be a Christmas punk song, but unlike most punk or ska holiday songs, this one isn't bratty or sneering at the holiday. It's more of a Christmas themed break up song, and it's one of the more fun break up songs out there. Possibly because it reminds me a bunch of vintage Letters to Cleo, just... you know... ska.
Singer Monique Powell says of her band's latest song:
“I wrote the song about someone I knew that went through a hard divorce, and even two years later was still so obsessed with his ex-wife that it was borderline stalking."
You can listen to "Xmas Blue" below. Save Ferris is promising more new music in 2024, and I promise to not think I'm too cool this time around. For more on the band, check them out on Facebook and Instagram.